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Canadian News Media: AR-15 now a “military assault rifle.” By next week: “weapon of mass destruction.”

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Take a Hint, Canada.

Yahoo News — Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis.
Too bad Canada doesn't have a Parliament. Or a news media.

Canada Excluded From International China Security Pact

Globe and Mail Dismissed by Justin Trudeau as merely a crass American salesman's move to pawn off the latest high-tech US-built nuclear subs to what we have to therefore assume he thinks are the total idiot Aussies, the three-nation deal didn't even include Canada in the talks leading up to the historic pact. And after Trudeau's comments on the matter (and the aforementioned attitude toward the Aussies), you can understand why.
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday played down Canada’s exclusion from the Indo-Pacific security deal, saying it is merely a way for the U.S. to sell nuclear submarines to Australia ... “This is a deal for nuclear submarines, which Canada is not currently or any time soon in the market for. Australia is.”"
In a clear indication that even Trudeau's political bro Joe Biden doesn't actually take him or Canada seriously anymore (forcing one to wonder if his high-fivin' bro Barack Obama doesn't also come off as a bit two-faced after Obama gave Trudeau a campaign "endorsement" this week), even Canadian officials were left in the dark. Almost like Canada can't even be trusted anymore on any level.

"Three officials, representing Canada’s foreign affairs, intelligence and defence departments, told The Globe and Mail that Ottawa was not consulted about the pact, and had no idea the trilateral security announcement was coming until it was made on Wednesday by U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison."

Trudeau, in contrast, delayed Canada's Wuhan Virus immunization program by signing a deal not with the Americans or Brits, but with... CHINA, for vaccines, in what turned out to be a total failure with countless Canadian lives lost as a result. What is going on here?

And the science SAYSSS…

National Post —Move over Donald Trump. In their NP Platformed email available to subscribers, columnist Sabrina Maddeaux calmly explains that Justin Trudeau's recent uncontrolled angry outbursts — one at a citizen who was rude, and one at a reporter who dared challenge him with actual reporter-like questions — provides a clue as to his baser instincts. And if you saw these outbursts, you'd agree, it isn't a good look for him or any normal human. But moreover, it's a terrible look for anyone claiming the title of Prime Minister. But it's this new line of anti-science, pure crass political campaign bullshit that has me riled:
"...At a weekend rally in Oakville, Ont., Trudeau revealed his hand when he claimed that, “If you want this pandemic to end, go out and vote Liberal.” He repeated the message again, even turning it up a notch, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, saying, “If you want this pandemic to end for good, go out and vote Liberal!”
"This is the ultimate false promise by a politician who’s become infamous for making false promises. No one can guarantee he will be able to end the pandemic. In fact, the expert consensus seems to be that there will be no real end to it: the virus will become endemic and we will be forced to live with it, albeit hopefully more normally. ..."
So it's "follow the science," and "the science says... to vote Liberal”? Many, especially the media, would dismiss "bible belt" politicians who insinuated that "God wants you to vote [whatever way].  This blowhard — and his disciples — should be treated no differently.

Two NDP humans resign their candidacy for alleged racist tropes

The National Post headline reads, "Two federal NDP candidates...

Inflation races higher in Canada — another new emergent threat to any economic recovery

Globe and Mail — They're reporting that Canada’s inflation rate jumps to 4.1%, fastest pace since 2003, sending shockwaves to almost nobody in the news media ahead of the stupid election. For example, the state-owned CBC "news media" division of the Trudeau Liberals reports it as their news item number seven or eight from the top. The G&M, as if explaining it to the CBC, wrote:
"The Statscan report arrives just five days before a federal election that’s seen affordability emerge as a key theme on the campaign trail, with all major parties pitching ideas to rein in a variety of costs, including for housing, child care and wireless plans..."
The cost of "wireless plans" is something like priority number 18,539 for me and 99% of the country, but Jagmeet Singh and the NDP — and therefore their loyal media at every opportunity — make out like it's more important than... I don't know.... inflation at 4% and Canada falling out of the economic freedom top ten... to say nothing of trillion-dollar debts and out-of-control budgets, and that thing about the end of our freedom of speech 'n junk like that. But ma wireless plan!!%#

Not “election news,” apparently: Canada drops out of top 10 countries in annual economic freedom report

Fraser Institute — In a sane land with actual journalism, this would be front-page news, one week ahead of an election. "In this year’s report, Canada ranks 14th based on 2019 data, the most recent comprehensive data, part of a downward trend since 2016. (Last year, Canada initially ranked 8th, although data revisions later lowered its rank to 13th.)"
“Due to higher taxes and increased regulation in Ottawa and the provinces, Canadians are less economically free, which means slower economic growth and less investment in Canada,” said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom at the Fraser Institute.
Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government [Canada: 111th], legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

Why isn’t this the biggest story in Canada?

National Review — "Why Isn’t the Attack on Larry Elder the Biggest Story in America?"  Their sub-head put it exactly right:
"A white woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of our largest state, and the media shrug."
And they begin their story much as I have over the years: "Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on the New York Times site either..." — only replace those outfits with CBC, CTV, Global, Globe & Mail, etc.
In case you're stupid, let me fill you in: Larry Elder is a black man, but moreover, and in fact almost entirely over, he is a conservative man of considerable intellect and conscience. A Republican.
Indeed, in Canada, wherein they talk endlessly about evvvvvvery instance of "racism" in America in their activist effort to have it spill over into Canada and create divisions here to help fulfill their political ends, they utterly ignored this overt racism doozy. Why? Because they're hypocritical, dishonest, ideological, political... anything but journalists. They should all be ashamed of themselves. But I bet they aren't.
And yet they are so self-assured and arrogant that despite their obvious corruption, which they don't even care if you notice, they continue to demand and accept YOUR taxpayer handouts.

WE: The liberals’, the Liberals’, and Trudeau’s shame —documented in 4-part podcast

The Podcastosphere — I've listened to four parts of the well-done series titled "The White Saviors," narrated by Olusola Adeogun. There will be one more episode. The series documents the "cult" — yes, cult is the word used by an interviewee who worked for them — that is the liberals' own WE organization. I always thought of this WE group as cult-y, and corrupt, and as phony as a Liberal or NDP campaign promise, and as a leftist brainwashing center of bullshittery, but now, more so. Including, or especially because of, Justin Trudeau's participation in it. And the news media's love of it. And Big Public Education's embrace of it. And all of that combined.
The podcast is well described as "the exclusive story of a charity that did well when it was supposed to be doing good."
Produced by Canadaland, which has been on it for years, and arguably broke the story of WE and Liberal Party corruption in 2020.

Click and learn:

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media — I bring you the numbers because the others won't. The "news" media only bring you the news they want you to know, filtered through their very special way of telling it to you — because as you know, they're not really a "news media" at all. Therefore, Biden being increasingly underwater, as demonstrated by the scientific data that the news media studiously refuses to follow at, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
Click to see chart
Read a well-reasoned explanation of Biden's declining poll numbers by Rich Lowry, at Politico, but not at any of the "news media" outlets that couldn't stop reporting on Trump's declining poll numbers.

We won’t “get thru this together,” any more, boyfriend.

Globe and Mail — The Liberals' Globe and Mail division sounded off today on none other than their hero, liberalism's fancy-socked neo-liberal, The Right Woke Justin Trudeau. Seems the marriage is off.
"...We will never find comfort in the Liberal Leader’s corrupted line that we will “get through this together.” He doesn’t mean it. Only certain people matter to Mr. Trudeau – the ones he uses to prosecute identity politics for the singular purpose of furthering his destiny. ..."
The G&M, in a historic fashion reminiscent of the Maclean's revelation of two years ago, suddenly wakes up to discover that the Emperor wears no clothes; or at least those he does wear are just butt-ugly, overly showy, and of poor — possibly Fabrique en Chine —quality. He is, in fact, Right Woke, as I've been saying. And thus, the G&M finally seems to have woken up. Good morning.

As a Canadian gun owner (along with my wife), licensed to acquire and possess restricted weapons including semi-automatic handguns and rifles, and an enthusiast, and a long-time member of the NRA and various Canadian gun organizations, I know something about guns. Not that any of those qualifications are required. Any Canadian or American can do an internet search and look up stuff about guns to educate themselves. That’s what I did, and it’s partly how I became interested in guns.

On today’s news of the Liberals’ pledge to ban various guns, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deceptively called “military-style assault rifles,” the CTV News Channel “news” anchor, Jennifer Burke, introduced a segment about it by calling them “military assault rifles.” She’s wrong. In fact, she should have done the opposite, and called Trudeau out on his lies, then clarified the actual truth. It’s her actual job.

Trudeau, for his part, knows better (for surely somebody has advised him as to the truth) than to call them “military-style assault rifles,” which is what he did in his overtly specious news announcement. Trudeau, who at least used the “-style” suffix, is purposely faking you out with deceptive language (“military,” “assault”) designed to appeal to the ignorant; and to your emotions, likely because he knows facts and logic and truth wouldn’t do it. So, in his mind, best to keep the facts and logic and truth from you. What a terrible thing for a prime minister to do to his country. It’s dangerous for the prime minister to lie to his country, especially directing lies to the ignorant.

Jennifer Burke either knows nothing about guns and is therefore ignorant concerning a topic about what she ought to know a great deal, since her job is to report the truth; or she is faking you out on purpose, just the same as her Justin Trudeau. Could be both. I don’t know. But it’s one of those, and one is more than bad enough. Again, it’s rather dangerous.

Trudeau also pledged to allow cities to ban handguns. Again this is a completely stupid, specious policy based, again, on appealing only to the utterly ignorant among us, and to people’s emotions and fears — however irrational — rather than common sense, facts, logic, and truth.

Criminals owning illegal guns is already illegal or banned on multiple levels. Multiple criminal levels. Using them is an even worse crime. Innocent law-abiding gun owners don’t commit crimes, by definition. Taking their firearms away from them — the law-abiding gun owner — does nothing to prevent evil people or gangs from acquiring guns and using them. Gangs and drugs and homelessness and fatherless homes and a bleeding-heart prosecutorial process (…) are the paramount problems here. And everybody knows it. So it’s pure, worse-than-useless, virtue-signalling. (And yet he derides Canadians for saying “our thoughts and prayers…”.)

Some, including me, would also argue efforts by any big government authority to disarm their population is itself a very serious, dangerous, slippery slope. It’s what every authoritarian government did before their society became less free, and what every dictatorship in history did before becoming a dictatorship. It’s undemocratic, and dangerous to the very concept of a democracy and to a free society in which the people have a natural right to defend themselves against any threat to their lives or the lives of their families; and to a free society in which the government should be afraid of the people, not the other way around.

Fun fact: there are no “assault rifles” that are legal in Canada, least of all, “military” “assault” rifles. An AR-15 is not an “assault rifle.” That’s a fact. That “assault rifle” language is designed to freak you out; to advance propaganda. It is lies, pure and simple. So that’s just awful, terrible, garbage politics and news reporting. It’s particularly important to tell and explain the truth when reporting about an election and campaign pledges by politicians — especially those politicians now known to be of questionable trustworthiness. This failure to correct the false narrative is a complete and utter failure on CTV’s part, and I question their motives.

The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in Canada. It’s not more “powerful,” it’s just another rifle. It’s semi-automatic only, which makes it exactly NOT an “assault rifle,” by definition. (Another fun fact: the “AR” does not stand of “Assault Rifle,” it stands for ArmaLite Rifle — the original manufacturer.) It can be fired once per trigger pull. Every gun available in Canada is the same in this regard. It looks scary (to people like Jennifer Burke), but it is only scarier in the same way a Pontiac Trans Am looks faster than a Firebird, even though they are mechanically and functionally identical cars; one has a cool “firebird” decal on the hood (the scary “firebird” does not exist in real life, apropos this discussion), a “racing-style” (see what I did there?) stripe running down it, and fake “flame-style” things coming out the fake “dual-style” “racing” exhaust; and the other one has none of those adornments, but it is otherwise identical. Neither car would you take to a race track.

No military in their right mind would use the AR-15 for anything but junior infantryman safety training or basic gun lessons. It is not a “military” firearm.

One more tidbit: Burke claims that the Liberals announced that they were to “…bring in some gun control,” the implication being that Canada has none now. “Bring in some?” Canada has some of the most strict gun controls in the world. What Trudeau is pledging to impose is even more gun control and actually taking property away from its rightful, law-abiding owners, from their homes. Canadians. Good Canadians. It’s radical and extreme, to say nothing of its uselessness in addressing the actual problems, nor say anything about the affront to our civil liberties and our natural, God-given rights.

I’m torn: do they — just about every news person — know they are utterly clueless and simply don’t give an F? Like they care so little about their jobs and have just kind of given up on life? Or do the know the truth and are willingly faking you out for political purposes; therefore lying, advancing pure propaganda, and are fine with that immorality? It’s a very important point, really for the whole nation (and America), because people need to know the truth, not lies.

“…And we want to drill down a little about the pledge made by the Liberal leader to ban military assault rifles and bring in some gun control…”
— Jennifer Burke, supposedly reporting the news, facts, truth, on CTV News Channel. 

Liberals are making Canadians dumber, and Canada worse. You want to move forward with that?

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